Friday October 19, 2018
Landmark Homes, in partnership with Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, hosted the 5th annual Construction Trades Day on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.
Construction Trades Day is an interactive event designed to educate local middle and high school students on the types of career opportunities available in the construction industry, highlighting the increasing demand for these high skill, high wage positions.
Construction Trades Day began in 2014 when Landmark Homes President, Cliff Weaver, proposed a unique way to educate local youths about the shortage of skilled labor and the opportunities for ‘gold collar’ careers in the construction industry right here in their hometown. With that concept in mind, Landmark Homes and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology came together to create the first-of-its-kind Construction Trades Day event. Since its inception, Construction Trades Day has been a highly regarded event and recently gained statewide recognition from the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) during the 2017 PBA Builder Awards with the honor of ‘Best Community Service Project.’
During the event, students were guided through the process of new home construction via presentations and live demonstrations from local trade professionals. Each stop along the tour featured a significant stage in the process of new home construction. Career fields that were represented included drafting and design, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, product installation, masonry, storm water management, and land development.
Over 350 students and faculty members were in attendance for the 5th annual Construction Trades Day.
Thank you to our Construction Trades Day Sponsors:
Cleveland Brothers, Concept Excavating, Ephrata National Bank, First National Bank, Fulton Bank, GAF, Guardian Transfer, Lanco Mechanicals, Leezer Lumber, Mastic, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Signature Stone, and Weaver Precast